Fitness games you can play while watching holiday classics


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Old holiday classics like "It’s a Wonderful Life," and "Miracle on 34th Street," to modern gems like "Elf," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"  are primed for good drinking games, but since we’re all working on getting fit before the end of year -- let's face it, this was your resolution on January 1, 2013 -- swap the drinking for some quick workouts like the FITWEEK Fitness Games below and make that resolution a reality.

  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas": Jump every time someone says ‘Who’


  • "Elf": Start and stop jumping jacks every time the word Elf is used


  • "Home Alone": Get up or sit down every time someone gets hit or falls down


  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas": Do 10 pushups using the arm of the couch every time Snoopy appears


  • "Christmas Vacation": Do five side leg lefts on each side any time cousin Eddie speaks


  • "White Christmas": Do side steps or just dance along every time there's a musical number


  • "A Christmas Story": Do five push ups during the following scenes: Pink bunny rabbit costume, the leg lamp from France, the tongue stuck to the pole.  AND, any time you hear "you'll shoot your eye out!"


  • For a fitness tip that applies to all Christmas movies ever, do 10 squats every time someone appears on screen wearing a Santa hat!